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Eighty-five percent of jobs are filled through word of mouth or by referrals. By talking to everyone you can, you can learn about potential job opportunities, connect with people who work for companies where you would like to work, or even get introduced to a hiring manager.

This approach is referred to as networking. People may know someone who works at a company you are targeting, or they may know someone in the types of positions you are interested in. Use the resources below to learn how you can use networking to assist your job search.